Rosario Dawson Fast Facts:
- Describes her ethnicity as black, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Irish and Native American.
- Studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in New York City.
- Contributed to the voiceover commentary on the remix of Prince’s hit “1999” when she was 20.
- Replaced Halle Berry in the 2002 bomb The Adventures of Pluto Nash.
- Took guitar lessons from Joshua Jackson of Dawson’s Creek and Eddie Murphy.
- In 2004, she was arrested outside the Republican National Convention in New York City while filming a scene for the film This Revolution when she refused to get out of the street.
- Made her stage debut in 2005 in the Public Theater’s revival of the 1971 musical Two Gentlemen of Verona in Central Park.
- Starred in the movie musical Rent (2005), which was set on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, the neighborhood in which she grew up.